Stucco Patching and Waterproofing, Lakeland, FL
Stucco is water resistant by its very nature, with both acrylic stucco and cement stucco providing decades of service battling the elements. Nothing lasts forever, however, and small cracks in the stucco caused by years of temperature variations and the Floridian humidity can lead to stucco flaking away and water getting into your walls. Obviously you don't want that because even a small crack could be letting in enough water to start doing unseen damage behind the scenes including damp, mold, and rot. Which is why you want to call on the pros from Lakeland Stucco Repair Pros to patch and waterproof your stucco before the trickle turns into a flood.
When cracks appear the trick is to not only patch them but assess the surrounding stucco to see if it remains structurally sound or not. We take great care to cut back any of the surrounding stucco that has suffered damage or weathering. If the stucco has been laid on metal lath we expose that and bond new lath to damaged areas before applying and smoothing the patch material or cement over the exposed area. We can color match to your existing stucco so that the result is as solid as new and invisible.
If your stucco is in good condition but you're thinking about the long term future then you might want to consider a coating of waterproof paint to protect it. It's a simple and therefore relatively cheap option for adding to the stucco's outer coat and has the benefit that of course you can choose the new color or go for a look that perfectly matches any existing stucco. It is not necessarily the most reliable however, since anything improperly painted or any paint chips allowed to form and subsequently fall off will leave unprotected areas in the coat. Which is why if you opt for waterproof paint you're better off getting the job done by professionals who can ensure that you get the best protection for your money.
Lakeland Stucco Repair Pros are experts when it comes to sealing stucco and we can recommend a number of different sealing products to protect your walls depending on the nature of the stucco already in place. A waterproof sealant is typically a totally clear coat that doesn't change the look of your property but provides a strong and reliable barrier to water, superior to that of simple waterproof paint and guaranteed to last longer.
If you're looking to renew your stucco or repair areas that are particularly exposed and suffering from the elements then a waterproof barrier underneath the stucco itself may be the best choice. As with any wall coverings that must adhere to a vertical surface the skill is in preparing the surfaces properly beforehand to ensure that the materials get the best possible grip. That means both the barrier to the wall, and then the stucco to the barrier. Talk to us today about the different options for waterproofing your stucco wall coverings.